IrishCentral is partnering with IrelandWeek in Los Angeles to bring you more from the incredible Irish cultural and business events happening from November 1 - 8, 2019. 

Hosting 15 plus events over the course of eight days around the city, IrelandWeek is back for its third annual event celebrating the close cultural, trade, entertainment, and economic ties between Ireland and Los Angeles through a series of educational and cultural activities, including live music and theatre, visual arts, film, TV, sports and animation offerings.

You can look back at all the craic from last year's Ireland Week in this video or read up on some of the highlights of this year's celebration, below. 

For more information on all events please visit www.irelandweek.com.

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IrelandWeek highlights

IrelandCon - Friday, November 1

As always, the week’s events start off this year with IrelandCon, the flagship conference which has sold out the last two years and attracted city and government officials, celebrities, and a who’s who of industry leaders in tech, trade, and entertainment. 

IrelandCon will present an expanded schedule, with panel discussions covering a range of topics such as Brexit, Ireland’s tech innovation and rise in successful start-ups, the country’s strong tax incentives for film productions, and its economic boom which has fueled major corporate investment from around the world. 

Tickets available here. 

Irish Screen America Film Festival - Saturday, November 2

"Float Like A Butterfly" - 6.00 pm door & welcoming reception, 7.30 pm screening (sharp).  Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle, 8556 Wilshire Blvd.

From the producers of "Once" and "Sing Street," "Float Like a Butterfly" is a powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of the classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back.

Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter.

But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

The film will be preceded by a welcoming reception and followed by a Q&A.

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Music from Ireland at It’s A School Night- Monday, November 4

Resident, 428 S Hewitt St., 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. 

IrelandWeek presents “It’s A SchoolNight” – Music From Ireland Showcase With support from Culture Ireland

After the last two years of sell-out success of our music showcase presented by Music From Ireland, we return once more to the legendary hosted club “It’s a School Night” presented by Chris Douradis.

Our strongest line up to date will be another hands-down sellout. This year's line up is SOAK, Pillow Queens, Soule, Just Mustard. 

Tickets available here. 

Playboys & Beauty Queens - Tuesday, November 5. 

A celebration of Irish Theatre with selected scenes read by Ireland's leading actors, Barnsdall Art Park Theatre, 7.30 - 10.30 pm. 

Directed by Philly McMahon (Thisispopbaby/Abbey Theatre etc. )

Easily the runaway success story of IrelandWeek in 2018, this inspiring night of classic Irish Theatre interwoven with some of our new modern success stories played to a full house and a standing ovation. Abbey director and playwright Philly McMahon is putting together another stellar cast of Irish and International acting talent, ready to wow another LA Audience this fall.

A fabulous roulette of razor-sharp scenes that lays testament to the power of Irish writing and showcases the extraordinary talent of Ireland's actors - reaffirming that our tiny island has an entertainment industry punching well above its weight.

Tickets available here. 

Blindboys’ Literary Podcast Live - Wednesday, November 6. 

Culture Ireland and Books Ireland are pleased to announce a very special one-off Los Angeles recording of Blindboy Boatclub's worldwide smash hit podcast, in conjunction with IrelandWeek, at The Standard, Hollywood, at 7.30 pm.

Full list of special guests for this literary showcase coming soon.

Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland’s foremost satirist and most original comedic voice, and one half of the Rubberbandits. Present in the art and theatre world with their movement `Gas C**ntism’, they represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and were the first entertainment act to headline at Shakespeare’s Globe. Hit singles include `Horse Outside’ and `Spastic Hawk’, and popular television shows include The Rubberbandits’ Guide and The Almost Impossible Gameshow. Blindboy also campaigns in support of a variety of social issues, including male mental health.

Tickets available here. 

For more information on all events please visit www.irelandweek.com.

IrelandWeek 2019 events include Playboys & Beauty Queen.